09 Sep – 15 Oct 2022
In his exhibition "Reflections", Simon Schubert shows new graphite works and paper folds in a dialogue with new sculptures. The works on paper and the sculptures fit into the ongoing project of an imaginary building by Schubert that grows with every exhibition and every work on which the artist has been working for many years, and expand it with new insights and interiors.
In his so-called ‘graphite rubbings’, Simon Schubert works out aspects of different light phenomena, shadows and reflections that shape the perception of surfaces and spaces. Simon Schubert's new works deal with questions about the lucidity and opacity of perceived phenomena on a metaphysical level. The focus here is on the interaction between immanent and transcendent experience, with the visual play of light and shadow as well as passages and transits pointing beyond themselves and of what is actually depicted.
The new sculptures correspond to the graphite works – two new sculptures from the Framing series will be on display. Angles that seem difficult to calculate and almost impossible are forming graphite-coated objects.
Schubert's reflecting sculptures were inspired by his study of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz's monadology. Here, Leibniz seeks to locate and reconcile the spheres of the spirit, the transcendental and the physical, the natural. These sculptures consist of highly polished, reflective Dewar flasks, which for Schubert represent an approximation of a pictorial equivalent of the monads described by Leibniz, which Leibniz characterizes in his writing as "(...) a perpetual living mirror of the universe".
"Untitled (Monadische Erbfolge 5)", 2022
"Untitled (Shadow on Staircase)", 2021
"Untitled (Light on Wall)", 2022
"Untitled (Water and Light)", 2022
"Untitled (Mäanderndes)", 2022
"Untitled (Three Windows)", 2022